adiwan (adiwan)

  1. @drinkingpony Let EA Die

    about a day ago from web in context
  2. Today I was informed that the Adventure Time comic series of its "11th season" was cancelled and the 6th issue is its last. I was hoping that it would last at least 2 years. I hope that the series changes from single issues to straight to tradepaperbacks like Avatar the Last Airbender did straight away.

    about 2 days ago from web
  3. @scribus Look up "eigenfaces". It's an application of "eigenimages" that use principal component analysis to pictures of human faces. In the process it generates an image that is an "average" image when each image of the set contributes the same amount to the final image. That can be used to recognize faces or morph faces.
    The quality depends solely on the image set. The more faces are not aligned the "blurrier" it is and the more nightmarish it becomes.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Eigenfaces.png

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  4. @drinkingpony Haha. Once at work I wanted to compute the shadow maps and ambient occlusion of a larger scene in Unity at the end of my work day. But then Windows decided to install an update and restart it during the process. So I had to do it again the next day.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  5. @drinkingpony Well... I have my PS3, XBox360, and Wii U in my network. I like to have my updates but I like them fast and done once, unlike a typical Windows update that shows more Updates after installing the currently installed (especially when setting up a new Windows installation).

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  6. Me: Let's shove in a game disc into that console!
    Modern consoles: Wait a minute! I have an update!
    Me: OK. Just this update.
    Modern consoles: Update finished!
    Me: Yeah!
    Modern consoles: Wait! I have another update!

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  7. @drinkingpony Pretty much.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  8. @drinkingpony It's the profanity filter that changes the explicit form of poo to apple

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  9. Super Mario Maker: All community levels are apple

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  10. I finished The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Good game with some questionable design decisions. However I enjoyed the game as a whole. Exploring was kind of fun, mostly because of the environmental puzzles. The side quests I ignored for the most part because they ended up being fetch quests for the most part. Building up a village was somewhat unfulfilling because grinding for wood and finding persons was annoying. I liked the shrine puzzles, except for the battle ones. But I kind of get it why they exist: to prepare for the final battle and the Blight fights. I wished the slow-down upon perfect dodging was not so prominent. Speaking of dodging: A slightly bigger window would have been nice because it was hard to hit it even when I knew when to react. Due to a lot of preparation (tons of potions and food) I beat Gannon on my first try. Thunderblight Gannon was my hardest fight in the whole game where I struggled the most.

    about 5 days ago from web
  11. @scribus I'm powering through the main quests and I don't find many of those Korok seeds to increase my inventory space. Since I don't find any (because I'm not exploring much) it's a struggle to keep a good stock of good weapons. I haven't any problems that I didn't have any but it's a small struggle.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus Ermmm... You're welcome???

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  13. Damn Korok seeds. I cannot find them and I NEED more item storage for weapons.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  14. @drinkingpony I'm not a particular mech fan. I appreciate them nonetheless. You don't "control" the mechs. There are 4 giant animal robots that function as big puzzle dungeons. Some of them give you some control over a little mechanic that is for solving the puzzle. The mech elephant "Vah Ruta" has a neat mechanic where you control the trunk that spouts water, which then controls some water mills inside of the elephant.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  15. I conquered the water elephant mecha in Breath of the Wild.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  16. Played The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild for the first time. I spent half an hour getting out of a death loop. The game auto-saved right in the range of a guardian while I was riding on a horse and being at the edge of a cliff. So turning on the horse was impossible. I had to abandon the horse for a short while so it could position itself better such that I could flee with it. I didn't want to abandon the horse because it's the first horse I encountered in the game and I stole it from a bokoblin rider. Also It's super annoyingly long to get from A to B without although it'd be a little bit easier to navigate without a horse because I could use the paraglider more often.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  17. This time I don't miss the livestream.

    about 12 days ago from web
  18. @scribus A fleeing driver is quite an offense here, no matter how big the damage is. A friend of mine slightly damaged a car (a small scratch) while trying to park it. The parking spot was too narrow and had to find another spot a bit farther. A neighbor saw that and called the police and got him his driver's license revoked for a month because of "hit-and-run".

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  19. @drinkingpony I wrote down their car's license plate, called the police, the police confirmed the accident by examining the presumed point of impact on the car, and the police told me who it was. Now I'm in the process to contact their car insurance.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  20. Yay! Someone drove into my car (very small damage) and did a hit-and-run offense. Of course I called the police and registered it. The other driver can expect to have their driver's license revoked for at least 3 months.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  21. Of course I missed the new pony episode. As if I couldn't use an alarm clock to watch it live on stream.

    about 19 days ago from web
  22. @drinkingpony They don't produce their own hardware for years. They licensed this off to another company and Blackberry solely concentrates on the software side and use Android as their base OS. The installed Android is as stock as it can get. There are only some minor adjustments like a side menu that you can swipe in for quick access to applications, email, calendar and such. But this can be deactivated. The Blackberry email client is my favorite.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  23. @drinkingpony I own a Blackberry KeyOne and I really like it. It has Android 8.1. The Buttons feel great. The whole keyboard is capacitive so you can swipe over the keyboard to scroll (I rarely use that). And it has a fingerprint reader in the spacebar. Some people wouldn't like it because its power button is on the left side of the device but I don't mind it. If you get it then take the 4GB RAM version instead of the 3GB RAM version. The successor KeyTwo is released and has some minor upgrades. There is also a budget version of the KeyTwo.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  24. @scribus The leading brand of keyboard-having smartphones

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  25. # https://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/1087

    about 22 days ago from web
  26. I need more 3d printers. 3 aren't enough somehow.

    about a month ago from web
  27. @drinkingpony Not good for my taste. The bitterness numbs my tongue and I hate it.

    about a month ago from web in context
  28. A relative brought me some tea from England. Oh boy it's bitter, downright unpleasant. My tongue feels weird and tingly just after one sip.

    about a month ago from web in context
  29. @drinkingpony I couldn't get through the LOTR books too. I stopped mid The Two Towers. It was tedious to read all the long-winded and boring descriptions and such and at that point I was fed up with that Potato Knishes. I couldn't bring up any energy for that. This is also a reason why I love comics because they skip that boring banana and make the scene impression more immediate by actually showing what's happening.

    about a month ago from web in context
  30. The failure that was the last week of printing https://imgur.com/a/5nlwxT6 I underestimated the side forces too much.

    about a month ago from web in context